Iberian & Latin-American Music
Welcome to the Iberian & Latin-American Music discussion list (ILM). This
list has been set up in response to the growing interest in this field.
The aim is to create an electronic forum for discussion of topics related
to any aspect of research into the music and musicians of Spain, Portugal
and Latin-America. This could include new archival research, details of
relevant conferences, publications, work in progress and queries of any
At present there is no chronological limit, but if the topic proves to be
too broad, it may be necessary to split the list into sublists. Although
the official language is English, contributions in Spanish and Portuguese
are also welcome.
Due to the increase in traffic in the electronic network, it would be
appreciated if communications could be kept brief. The list also makes it
possible to store files of any length, such as papers and sets of data,
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